"The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 5: 1946-1948" compilation contains 25 shorts which were each digitally remastered. This collection has another milestone, the end of Curly's career as a Stooge and the return of Shemp, the original Stooge. Before Shemprejoined the Stooge crew, he was co-starring in roles alongside era superstars such as John Wayne and Abbot and Costello. His return to the Stooges gave the franchise a much needed boost.
Curly's final 10 shorts with Moe and Larry─including "Beer Barrel Polecats," "Three Little Pirates," and "Half-Wits Holiday"─and the first 15 Columbia comedies co-starring Shemp─including "Fright Night," "Hold That Lion" (with a cameo by Curly), and "Crime on Their Hands"─are featured in a two-disc set. 7 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.